KEIR ELAM THE SEMIOTICS OF THEATRE AND DRAMA PDF

London and New York: Methuen One of the chief handicaps was the confusion between text and performance that was often perpetuated by researchers in the field. Elam tries to avoid this confusion right from the beginning of his book by positing the two distinct notions of "theatre" and "drama," "Drama" refers to that "mode of fiction designed for stage representation and constructed according to particular dramatic conventions" p. Between the two is a chapteron dramatic logic ch. From the brief historical overview in his first two chapters. In fact, all such attempts have so far proved inadequate.

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London and New York: Methuen One of the chief handicaps was the confusion between text and performance that was often perpetuated by researchers in the field. Elam tries to avoid this confusion right from the beginning of his book by positing the two distinct notions of "theatre" and "drama," "Drama" refers to that "mode of fiction designed for stage representation and constructed according to particular dramatic conventions" p.

Between the two is a chapteron dramatic logic ch. From the brief historical overview in his first two chapters. In fact, all such attempts have so far proved inadequate. Book Reviews 2 that if it is possible to envisage a theatrical semiotics, it is most certainly by examining the signifying systems, systems of signs and codes which make any play a coherent whole and assure communication between the audience and the perfonners.

Elam devotes considerable space to this second point in his third chapter, no longer dealing with the theatrical sign, but tackling the much broader issue of theatrical communication.

Is there such a thing? And if so, how does it take place? These are the two essential questions which have occupied a whole school of semioticians who following the work of Birdwhistell. Once again it becomes clear that it is absolutely necessary for the theatre to be continually evolving. Nor can it be made to repeat itself in order for us to understand its subtleties and structures more easily.

From what he has defined as "dramatic and theatrical sub-codes" the same distinction he had made at the beginning of the book. Elam draws up an impressive chart of all of the possible levels on which a play may be understood: systemic,linguistic, intertextual, formal, epistemic, aesthetic, logical, ethical, ideological, psychological, and finally, historical pp.

The advantage of this table is that it shows us the extremely complex networks which a simple perfonnance sets up in the theatre. The theatrical event is constantly shifting and changing, and for anyone who tries to comprehend it in its totality, it turns out to be the crossing-point of multiple systems, codes, and signs, all impossible to isolate, continually influenced by various factors, originating both within and beyond the petfonnance.

It is a mechanism which can be grasped only while it is in motion, and falls apart as soon as it stops. Elam next turns his attention to the dramatic text, as indicated If you would like to authenticate using a different subscribed institution or have your own login and password to Project MUSE.

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